Thursday, February 4, 2016

World's Tallest Water Coaster - Massiv - Opening at Schlitterbahn Galveston in '16

Schlitterbahn Galveston has been promising the reveal of something big for quite some time now, and today they made good on that promise.  The new attraction that is coming is named Massiv (named after the German word for massive), which will be the world's tallest water coaster when it opens.

Schlitterbahn will build Massiv in partnership with WhiteWater West, and the water coaster will feature white, green, red and one translucent "belly of the beast" curve.

© Schlitterbahn Galveston
Here is what Massiv will look like when completed, featuring 923 feet of water coaster track with an undisclosed height - however the park is happy to confirm it will be the tallest in the world.  The layout features four separate uphill blast sections, and a first-of-its-kind triple down element into the final splash area.  Riders will be in one or two person rafts that they will carry up the 123 steps to the very top.

© Schlitterbahn Galveston
“We are thrilled to be bringing this iconic ride to Galveston Island,” said Ron Sutula, General Manager for Schlitterbahn Galveston Island. “It’s a massive anniversary present to all our guests, and is going to be a blast to ride!”  The exact height of Massiv will be revealed later this Spring, and an official opening date will come once the ride is built and tested.